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with good (or bad) grace

Definition of with good or bad grace in English:

In a willing and happy (or resentful and reluctant) manner.
Example sentences
  • They seem to be very against any form of control for what they do, and I have never in my life met anyone who was willing to stop smoking with good grace when asked.
  • If one has apologised, one should accept it with good grace.
  • It was very hard fought, but always with good grace.
Synonyms
willingly, without hesitation, unhesitatingly, gladly, happily, cheerfully, with pleasure, without reluctance, ungrudgingly, voluntarily;
eagerly, promptly, quickly
See parent entry: grace

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